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reports its losses from damage and destruction caused by superstorm sandy will be $1.3 billion. it's green monday. the second monday in december is considered a critical day for retailers as holiday shoppers begin to realize time is quickly counting down to christmas. phillip streible of rjo futures is here to get us going on a monday morning. happy monday to you. > > and also to you. > it is going to be a busy week. we have a fed meeting coming up this week, and a lot of people are talking about this so-called "gold storm." what does that mean? > > what people are doing is they are looking at this fed announcement that is coming up and seeing if the fed will make any kind of adjustment to the current policy that they have in place. there is some talk that they may adjust some of the duration of the treasuries that they are looking at purchasing, so the gold market may continue an upward rise right through $1,735. really i think the next key psychological level is $1,800. > what do you anticipate from the stock market? will we see any kind of follow-through on the jobs number this week? >
number because of hurricane sandy. what do you think about that? > > i think the market will dismiss a weaker-than-expected number because of hurricane sandy and the distortions that it has and look more toward next month, or january's report, that we will get. so, i think they will let it slide. but it should be weaker than expected. i think that is expected by the market, so it shouldn't be a surprise. > goldman sachs has a call out that we will see a renaissance in commodities. are you bullish on any particular commodities here? > > i am bullish on the agriculturals, for reasons of which the supply and also the growing drought that we had this past year, the continued conditions that make for dry growing season next year as well. so i think from a supply/demand standpoint, yes, i think agricultural. the other thing i like, commodities in general, is when the fed's buying $85 million a month worth of treasuries, i think you are going to have to like commodities. > what is your play on the dollar? > > i would have expected it would have had a little more strength this year, especial
are back on track after hurricane sandy disrupted the pace. dealership showrooms are busy again with people forced to buy cars demolished by the storm, and consumers are feeling more confident about the economy. at ford, sales were up 6.5%. gm reported a 3.4% hike in sales, while at chrysler, a 14% boost was reported. joe wiesenfelder of cars.com says due to superstorm sandy, the numbers may continue to roll in positive for months to come. "some of what we are seeing is probably deferred purchases in november from that period of the storm itself. gains were also reported among foriegn brands like toyota, where sales were up 17%. the automaker continues to recover from last year's devastating tsunami. a deal may be taking flight between virgin atlantic and delta. reuters reports that singapore airlines is planning to sell its 49% stake in virgin atlantic. sources say delta could be stepping in to buy, which would give delta access to virgin atlantic's hub at london's heathrow airport. due to heathrow's high volume of flights, many airlines are interested in acquiring space there. the bank at
of $26 a share. shares yesterday closed at $26.25. hundreds of cars damaged by superstorm sandy are on the way to crushers. others may wind up on used car lots. while it's not illegal to buy or sell flood-damaged vehicles, it is if the buyer is unaware. the national insurance crime bureau is trying to avoid the repeat of flooded cars on the market that followed hurricane katrina. "we've seen it in every water event in the past, so its very likely that some will make it back out into the commerce stream. even if it's one case, it's one too many. " frank scafidi of the national insurance crime bureau says its worth a vin check at nicb.org or have a mechanic look the car over before you buy. other clues to flood damage: mud or water trapped in the spare tire, condensation under the light cover, musty odor, and drastically reduced price. more negative news for boeing's 787 dreamliner. yesterday, electrical problems forced an emergency landing of a dreamliner on a qatar airlines flight. the airline's ceo said he was "disappointed" with the problems. the u.k. president of boeing resp
some skewed data from hurricane sandy but you back that out and i think things really stand the same. gold futures and options are very popular right now. what's going on here? i think really one has to think about if this economy would ever get any legs, any momentum. you have to think about the inflation picture. the fed has got so much emphasis on this market. it's an open ended quantitative easing market at this point. any type of momentum, any type of inflation, people are going to be concerned about that and that's why you're seeing this major interest in gold. will warmer this week bring a chill to nat gas? i think definitely it will. you saw last week futures prices sink back to 350 or so on a bigger build in inventories when we were expecting a draw. we look at the extended range forecast and we do see warmer temps across the east coast and the midwest. it's going to take a cold winter to draw off these inventories and to bring prices back up to higher levels and we're just not seeing that at this point. thanks kevin, have a good week. thank you. mexico's new president was i
rallied yesterday, i am imagining that what happened in sandy hook is still very much on traders' minds. > > i would certainly think that people are thinking about that. anybody who is a parent certainly is thinking about it and talking about it here on the trading floors. but that certainly didn't stop people from buying the market up strong yesterday, that's for sure. but definitely something that has got traders talking a little quieter than they might otherwise. > there is also some sobering news coming from the latest economists' survey. they see a mediocre 2013 for the economy. > > i don't disagree with that. 2012 wasn't so spectacular. the market went up a little bit, or a decent amount, but the economy has got a ways to go. the jobs situation in the u.s. is an issue that i don't think is going to go away anytime soon, and if that is the case, 2013 will be a year that will be tough on a lot of people. > larry, what are you seeing seasonally? sometimes there are themes that emerge in the market from seasonal trading. what are you seeing out there? > > certainly as you get into the
. superstorm sandy played a role. however -- fed ex cites "persistant weakness" in the global economy -- as the main drag on profits, which fell 11.9 percent from last year. the beacon of hope for fed ex appears to be this holiday season. the company's ceo says online shopping is providing the opportunity for a record year. lawmakers are heading into crunch time on averting the fiscal cliff. yesterday, president obama said he wants a deal done by christmas. he also accused republicans of finding ways to say "no"... as opposed to ways to say "yes"-- to try to best him, rather than doing what's best for the country. today, the house is set to vote on a fallback tax plan-- known as plan b. it calls for tax hikes on americans earning more than $1 million dollars. > >then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on the senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in american history. with that comment-- the house speaker dramatically walked off the podium without taking questions. other cliff notes: the president calls today's v
to the expense of health care reform. superstorm sandy and failed promotions also hurt profits. meanwhile, at publisher scholastic, profits are down 25% after disappointing sales of the book turned movie "the hunger games." the company said it will freeze hiring as part of an overall effort to save 20 to 30 million dollars. a picture perfect problem for popular instagram. the photo sharing tool recently revealed a change in its privacy policy allowing it to use the public's photos for financial gain in ads. kardashian is among a slew of celebrities who say they will drop the service if instagram doesn't change that policy stat. a new bump in the road for toyota. two different 2013 models, the flagship camry sedan and the prius v wagon, failed an important crash test adminstered by the insurance institute for highway safety. it's one more setback for the car giant in a year that has seen it pay out record fines for safety violations. toyota has recalled more than 14 million vehicles over the last several years due to safety concerns. the mayan calendar prediciton that today could be the en
parts of the country this year. superstorm sandy ripped through the northeast in late october, leaving a trail of damage along the way. the storm racked up damage of around $60 billion, making it the second most expensive storm ever for the u.s., following hurricane katrina. the storm destroyed houses and businesses on the east coast, leaving millions without power. just months earlier, crop prices shot up following a massive drought that hit the midwest and some northern states. weeks without rain sent corn and soybean prices sky-high. it was estimated that the drought was the worst in nearly a quarter of a century. 2012 was not without its controvesies. trading scandals rocked the news, highlighted by jpmorgan chase. the big bank lost more than $2 billion in what was called "a trading debacle." ceo jamie dimon took a trip to capitol hill for a testimony where he told senators that the industry needs "strong regulation, not always more." meanwhile, at chick-fil-a, the ceo of the popular chain cooked up trouble with some very public comments opposing gay marriage. the comments created
christmas. this storm is going to be terrible, and superstorm sandy had to have depressed sales if you consider what kind of damage was done to new york and new jersey. > i was reading about that. the mid-atlantic and northeast account for 24% of all retail sales in the u.s. that is a huge chunk of sales. > > absolutely huge, and that is going to put a big impact on sales. if you are spending your money getting your house fixed up and waiting for the insurance company to pay you back, that is absolutely going to affect retail sales. > i was looking at some of the companies out there: urban outfitters, tiffany's, macy's, wal-mart, target, all down. did they not see this coming? were they too optimistic? > > i think the fiscal cliff made a much bigger difference than people realize. if the average consumer is looking at somewhere between a $500 and $2500 increase in taxes next year, it is going to change their behavior, just like it changed company behaviors when you saw them accelerate their dividends. so, when the government goes and changes behavior, it is going to affect things like
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